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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schröder
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.05.2020 to 30.04.2024
EU contribution:
4.990.595 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860538.  


INnoVative dEsign of iNstalled airframe componenTs for aircraft nOise Reduction


Aircraft are noisy, especially during approach; landing gears and high-lift devices are the chief noise sources. Reducing noise levels is a challenging priority, since noise pollution poses a high risk to human health. The EU-funded INVENTOR project will study the physics of noise generated by landing gears and high-lift devices at landing/approach. Bringing together 16 partners (research and technology organisations (RTOs), large industries, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)) from 7 EU countries, the project will significantly contribute to Europe’s leadership in aircraft noise reduction and solutions. INVENTOR's main goal is to develop innovative low-noise installed landing gear, high-lift device components and noise reduction technologies, in order to lower external noise from business jet and short-to-medium-range transport aircraft.


  • Office national d’études et de recherches aérospatiales, France (Coordinator)
  • Airbus Operations SAS, France
  • Dassault Aviation, France
  • Safran Landing Systems, France
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Centre européen de eecherche et de formation avancée en calcul scientifique, France
  • University of Southhampton, United Kingdom
  • The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars & The Other Members Of Board Of The College Of The Holy & Undivided Trinity Of Queen Elizabeth Near Dublin, Ireland
  • Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium, Netherlands
  • Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden
  • Instituut von Karman de Dynamique des Fluides, Belgium
  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • Upstream CFD GmbH, Germany
  • Erdyn Consultants, France